One of the best-selling computer games of all time is Microsoft’s “Flight Simulator.” In most versions of the game, you can choose a prop plane or a Lear jet, and you can also choose which of 180 airports around the country to take off from or to attempt a landing.Only after acquiring landing skills following many hours of practice can a player avoid crashing the plane and land safely. It’s all very realistic. If one doesn’t fly properly, you can crash into buildings, bridges, national landmarks, and stadiums. Your plane can break apart in midair, breaking the sound barrier over Dallas. You can nose-dive into Lake Michigan going five hundred miles per hour.
The greatest thing about “Flight Simulator,” though, is that the game always restores you. No matter what happens, you can start all over again. Whenever you crash and burn, fall apart, or splash into the ocean, the game always puts you back together and places you back on the runway ready to take off again.That’s the way it is in our walk with God. He’s absolutely faithful to forgive us and to restore us when we mess up and to get us back into action, hopefully a little wiser after our failures and bad decisions. Allow me to encourage you today to keep going; keep trying; keep at it – even when mistakes are made and failures are experienced, God is there to refresh us with His restoration.
Pray with Me:God, thank you for your restoration, support, strength, and solid foundation in my life. While I’ve made mistakes and failed at times, I know that you are awaiting my appeal to you for newness in my daily walk. Today, I seek that refreshing restoration that only comes from you so that I can be effective in what you’ve asked me to do. Amen.